The almighty loden coat
Judging by the evidence (yours truly, left, in Connecticut late last fall*), I quite agree with the fellow who wrote in The Field this month:
« Given the dodginess of many London topcoat wearers and the hijacking of the venerable covert coat by Tim Nice-Butdymm and his rentagent rugger-bugger colleague Matt Bogusloane, loden coats are great gentleman’s winter wear as intra-M25 City folk think them too foreign, which is a recommendation in itself. »
* I should probably note that I am not one of those (legions of) people who wears sunglasses at inappropriate moments. These days, one even sees girls wearing them on the subway; an exercise in particular stupidity. The aviator sunglasses were not mine, and they were put on purely as a lark for the photograph.